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United Way of Reno County Director to Take State Position


By United Way of Reno County


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Lisa Gleason, United Way of Reno County Executive Director, will be moving to a new state-level position with the non-profit organization, as United Ways of Kansas State Director, beginning in March. With the announcement of her new role, UWRC will be seeking a replacement to lead the local organization and the work in Reno County.

As Director of the state association, Gleason will be tasked with helping to coordinate work across the network and will spearhead efforts at the state-level to support ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constraint, Employed) programming and advocate for policy changes. 

“United Way organizations in Kansas are working to make our communities the best place for all our residents,” said Gleason. “I’m excited for the opportunity to better understand and help progress our work throughout the state. My new role will still allow me to be very connected to the important work happening in Reno County as well, so I’m thankful to continue working on matters that are important in my hometown.”

Gleason touts a 19-year history with UWRC, beginning with the organization as a volunteer campaign chair. She then served on the board and was later hired as the organization’s first Community Impact Coordinator. She has led the team as Director for the past six years.

“On behalf of the board, we are incredibly grateful for the unwavering leadership and compassion Lisa has shared with all in our community. Although we are saddened to see her departure as our Executive Director, we know she is destined to make a positive impact at the state level. We wish Lisa the very best in her new role and look forward to her continued involvement with United Way,” said Steve Dreher, President of the UWRC board.

For more information about the United Way of Reno County CEO position, please call the UWRC office at: 620-669-9329.